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Gumbalaya 01-24-2018 09:40 AM

Strong Floating Keychain
 
Are there floating keychains out there for heavier keys, 150gr and up?
Thanks.

boathealer 01-24-2018 09:44 AM

150g sounds like a lot! What are you trying to float?

This one says 80g:

https://www.starmarinedepot.com/davi...SABEgI--fD_BwE

boathealer 01-24-2018 09:45 AM

Ah Ha! How about 1Kg?!?!?

Water Buoy - 1kg Auto Inflate Lift w/Light | APS

Gumbalaya 01-24-2018 09:46 AM

I know those, too weak.
I don't want to handle multiple keys, always have one on me for the camper, the home, the office and the boat.

RT Firefly 01-24-2018 10:04 AM

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.a...=0&w=300&h=300

???

Gumbalaya 01-24-2018 10:14 AM

Lol

aboatman 01-24-2018 01:03 PM

Yes, a boat fender would work.

Where you boat, a floating key holder might work but where I boat most of the time, the keys will float out of reach because of the current before you can reach them.

A better plan is to not drop them in the first place. Keep them in your pocket when stepping over water and never hand them to someone over water.

And have spares available just in case you forget my suggestions.

stubones99 01-24-2018 01:20 PM

Split your keys into multiple chains. Most floats only provide buoyancy for 80 grams it seems. That means 2 keychains. Why would you have boat keys and office keys on the same keychain? I would want to keep them far apart :)

https://www.davisnet.com/product/key-buoy/

boathealer 01-24-2018 01:20 PM

Or convert as many as possible to digital keypad type locks.

C lectric 01-24-2018 10:03 PM

Whatever you get dispose of the bead chain. ALmost always break sooner or later.
I use a black Tyrap now on all the floaters.

BruceK 01-24-2018 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aboatman (Post 629930)

A better plan is to not drop them in the first place. Keep them in your pocket when stepping over water and never hand them to someone over water....

A good rule to adopt. I once dropped car keys I was holding down the gap between the elevator car floor and elevator shaft. Ever since then....

Gumbalaya 01-25-2018 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aboatman (Post 629930)
Yes, a boat fender would work.

Where you boat, a floating key holder might work but where I boat most of the time, the keys will float out of reach because of the current before you can reach them.

A better plan is to not drop them in the first place. Keep them in your pocket when stepping over water and never hand them to someone over water.

And have spares available just in case you forget my suggestions.

Doing all that, still paranoid - I might split them afterall

Gumbalaya 01-25-2018 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stubones99 (Post 629933)
Split your keys into multiple chains. Most floats only provide buoyancy for 80 grams it seems. That means 2 keychains. Why would you have boat keys and office keys on the same keychain? I would want to keep them far apart :)

https://www.davisnet.com/product/key-buoy/

It's a stupid first world problem, I know.
I found myself walking back home after arriving at the boat with the wrong keychain in my pocket, I should simply just get my act together :)

Gumbalaya 01-25-2018 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BruceK (Post 630115)
A good rule to adopt. I once dropped car keys I was holding down the gap between the elevator car floor and elevator shaft. Ever since then....

Been there done that and worse, hence the consideration of alternatives to my clumsiness

Gabe n Em 01-25-2018 08:56 AM

https://www.amazon.com/Civilian-Retr.../dp/B000MMOJUS

Eh?

Gumbalaya 01-25-2018 08:58 AM

Might work, thanks.

LaBomba 01-25-2018 09:20 AM

I tested a number of key rings a few years back when I found my standard foam floating key chain would not float my 5 keys. I ended up with a cork float ball key chain. It easily floats 5 average size keys, the downside is it is about 2" in diameter and does not fit in your pocket. Not easily lost however.

Gumbalaya 01-25-2018 09:28 AM

Thanks :)

aboatman 01-25-2018 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C lectric (Post 630105)
Whatever you get dispose of the bead chain. ALmost always break sooner or later.
I use a black Tyrap now on all the floaters.

Yep those bead chains will corrode and break. Been there and done that. Luckily, I didn't lose the keys.

aboatman 01-25-2018 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gumbalaya (Post 630145)
It's a stupid first world problem, I know.
I found myself walking back home after arriving at the boat with the wrong keychain in my pocket, I should simply just get my act together :)

Consider this - You're cruising a hundred miles or more from home. You lock the boat with the keys in it or you lose the keys. What now?

Consider hiding a set of boat keys on the boat somewhere. Use your imagination, I'm not going to tell you where mine are hidden.

Another advantage to this is, if you hire a contractor to work on your boat, you don't have to meet him at the boat, just tell him where they keys are.


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